Newton’s is a beast, and claimed its share of victims today. Sprained ankles, broken legs, and broken calvicle. Newton’s was the first stop on the International Downhill Federation’s point series. Taking place on the world famous Mount Panorama race track. While the course is short, it has two very technical and challenging turns. Throw in a cement wall to keep the race cars out of the spectators, and it is a dangerous mix.
The 2017 Street Luge World Tour is about to get under way. The Tour will travel through five continents, and 13 countries. The first race, Newton’s, in Bathurst, Australia, on Feb 18 is a World Cup and will be raced on the famous race car track Mount Panorama. The tour then travels through Asia, with an exciting new race in South Korea and a new course in China. The South American portion will quickly follow, with a new race as a World Cup. A departure from schedules in the past where the South American portion finished up the tour. Next up is Europe, starting with another new race. The tour will finish in America in September. The final stop of the points tour will be the fastest race in the world. The following week, an independent, non point event will hold time trials, attempting to set the speed World Record.